Month: March 2013

La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey – La Merica – Arure

La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey – La Merica – Arure

«Consider the heat,» warned my newly befriended local, Dominique. Somewhat skeptical about my intention to walk from La Calera at the bottom of Valle Gran Rey, up La Merica to Arure, at about 800 m above sea level, “…it’s really blistering today”. I had studied the map and made up my mind; I had some excess energy to

La Gomera

La Gomera

Despite the fact that I had been travelling since three in the morning, sleep was not an option in my current position: My knees draped somewhere in the neighborhood of my ears, my bulging backpack in close proximity to my kidneys. From the look and feel of it, the bus taking us from Tenerife airport to